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  • Okay.. who's this guy GM???

    Please someone tell me, I hear his name all the time!!
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    Please someone tell me, I hear his name all the time!!

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    • #3
      GM= George Morris; Legendary horseman

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      • #4
        Go buy the books "Hunter Seat Equitation" and "AMerican Style of Jumping" and READ them!!

        Like GM or not, he wrote two classics!

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        • #5
          George Morris. He also critiques riders in Practical Horseman each month. Like him or not, most hunter/jumper people think he is a god.

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          • #6
            Even though George himself seems to be a bit too much at times, his books are a MUST read. They have information that is relevant to most disciplines especially Hunter/Jumper. They are full or great information on "proper" riding and has pictures of some of the great classic riders.

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            • #7
              As a small child he was told to take up tennis he was such a disaster on a pony...he overcompensated by winning in the Eq ring, including the Medal Finals and representing the USA on the International circuit and at the Rome Olympics. He wrote the book on Equitation from a standpoint of riding efficiently and coached many Eq champions. Also coached the International riders who followed him and still is considered the expert that the experts call when they need help.

              Given his record of accomplishements one can forgive the sometimes overblown ego, he has mellowed lately too.

              He still runs a full time operation training riders and horses but, at 66, is slowing down on that front and he gives clinics year round all over the place.

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              • #8
                People don't think of him as A god...they think of him AS god.



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                • #9
                  As the joke goes:
                  A horseperson dies and goes to Heaven, where he signs up for riding lessons. Shortly after, she notices a guy in breeches, fitted polo and spurs is always there, barking orders and expecting prompt reaction. After a time she gets up the nerve to ask who he is. The response? Oh, that's God, he thinks he's George Morris!

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                  • #10
                    George Morris, the greatest horsemen you'll ever see! he's amazing!

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                    • #11
                      LOL, I usually ride with this thought in mind,
                      "WWGMS?"

                      Which means: What Would George Morris Say?

                      Read his books and grab a copy of PH and check out the jumping clinic. He's a vastly talented trainer, a bit touchy but mellowing, and worth listening to. He hasn't written A book on jumping and Eq, he's written THE books on them.

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                      • #12
                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Linny:
                        As the joke goes:
                        A horseperson dies and goes to Heaven, where he signs up for riding lessons. Shortly after, she notices a guy in breeches, fitted polo and spurs is always there, barking orders and expecting prompt reaction. After a time she gets up the nerve to ask who he is. The response? Oh, that's God, he thinks he's George Morris!

                        Resident racing historian
                        Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



                        Had not heard that one yet. Thanks Linny!
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                        • #13
                          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Linny:
                          As the joke goes:
                          A horseperson dies and goes to Heaven, where he signs up for riding lessons. Shortly after, she notices a guy in breeches, fitted polo and spurs is always there, barking orders and expecting prompt reaction. After a time she gets up the nerve to ask who he is. The response? Oh, that's God, he thinks he's George Morris!
                          <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                          Flip side of this is that it's not God and it's not heaven. The new arrival spends eternity taking lessons from satan himself
                          Without irons.

                          The Horse World. 2 people, 3 opinions. That's the way it is.
                          When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                          The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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                          • #14
                            I will cry when he goes. There is no one who could ever fill his shoes.

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                            • #15
                              Loved his Between Rounds last week..

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                                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Weatherford:
                                Go buy the books "Hunter Seat Equitation" and "AMerican Style of Jumping" and READ them!!
                                <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                Tachiana, I think the second book is actually "American Jumping Style", just in case you go looking for it in the library or somewhere and can't find it.
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                                • #17
                                  George Morris. He also critiques riders in Practical Horseman each month. Like him or not, most hunter/jumper people think he is a god.

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                                  That's because he IS a god!

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                                    #18
                                    What has he actually done to obtain this god like status?? I know he is a talented horseman, but I see so many other talented trainer's!!

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                                    • #19
                                      Tachiana, I think the anwer to your question lies in the above posts. The man is a legend.

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                                      • #20
                                        Sorry, but I'll take Bill Steinkrause over G.M. any day.

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